Jacket: The Limited (similar); Sweater: H&M (similar splurge, similar save); Top: LOFT (similar); Jeans: Paige Denim;
It's pretty obvious that this is my fall weekend uniform: boots, jacket, jeans, sweater. I wanted to dress up in something a bit cuter but Portland was threatening rain, the pumpkin patch is insanely muddy, and it was quite cold, so I went for a festive color palette instead.
Ben and I headed out to Sauvie Island, a little island in the middle of the Willamette River about 30 minutes north of us, toward Washington. We actually visited two pumpkin patches on Saturday, but the first and most talked-about farm was too big. There's something off-putting to me about too many people, too many things you need to pay for, too many parking stalls, and too many people. I am not going out to a farm to be at a city carnival - I want to wander around a field and pick out a muddy pumpkin, buy a bag of caramel kettle corn, and stop by the farm stand for gourds and apples. I don't want to pay to get my face painted or pay for a corn maze ($8 an adult?!).
The second farm we visited was a bit smaller and we got our caramel corn fix, bought some organic green apples, and picked the cute pumpkin Ben is showcasing above. The only downside, other than my boots getting filthy with mud, was a little kid, maybe 4-5 years old, riding by on the hayride rudely mocking everything I did. I just don't understand horribly behaved kids. You're at a pumpkin patch, your parents are buying you a fall experience that's not cheap, and you're riding a tractor around a muddy farm... what's not to love? Kids are enough to drive me away from any family-oriented activity like pumpkin patches and head straight to a distillery where they're NOT allowed. Rant done.
Have a great Tuesday all!